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Robbie Grossman Lives on First Base

Does anyone remember the big to-do about the book Moneyball? It’s a fascinating recounting of how former Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane took advantage of Major League Baseball’s notions about player skillsets to assemble his roster: Beane grabbed guys who would supplement their decent-to-solid tools with an uncanny ability to get on base. 470 more words

A Special Moment

Football is often comparable to life the ebb and flow of the game, the unfairness, the hardship, the great moments that are quickly put aside for the next game. 1,082 more words

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Friday Morning Randomness

A great song to run to, and I would know. I run 2-3 times a month.

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Moneyball and retail: How to play smarter with big data

With the start of another baseball season upon us, I can’t stop thinking about Moneyball—the story of the Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane and his revolutionary method for recruiting and evaluating Major League Baseball players. 675 more words

Supply Chain

Moneyball

The journey of an underdog sports team, going on to break records and make history, especially by using obscure methodology, is an inevitable translation into becoming a screenplay of a mammoth blockbuster. 477 more words

Movie Review

From the Collection: Danny Putnam, of, Oakland Athletics

  • Danny Putnam is one of a dozen or so mid-to-late 00’s Oakland prospects that I just loved. Dootlittle, Daric Barton, Swisher, Blanton, Dan Johnson, Brian Snyder, Landon Powell, Brad Knox, Jason Windsor…just so many guys that I remember liking.
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Moneyball of Leadership: Predictors of High Performance Cultures

McKinsey has written studies that over 90 percent of CEOs plan to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as the single most important human-capital issue their organizations face. 622 more words

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